Toyota's next Yaris has been revealed in a video posted by a Japanese site; it'll retain the hybrid version like the current car, too

The 2017 Toyota Yaris has been revealed in full in a video that has surfaced on a Japanese site, weeks ahead of the car's global debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

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The styling of the new Yaris, called Vitz in its home market, looks to be largely unchanged from the outgoing model, but it now adopts the Aygo's X motif across its face, although the rear lights are extended horizontally when compared with the current model.

The Toyota Yaris has been officially revealed - see the pictures here

The video also confirms that the car will continue to be offered in both three and five-door formats; the previously revealed performance variant will be a three-door.

The text accompanying the video also confirms that the model will continue to offer a hybrid powertrain option; it's currently the only hybrid supermini on the market. It's claimed by Toyota to achieve 97.1mpg - almost 20mpg up on the Suzuki Swift hybrid also recently revealed in Japan. It's not yet confirmed if the Yaris will get a plug-in hybrid option like its Prius sibling, though. 

A separate video confirms that the new car is 3945mm long, 1695mm wide and 1500mm high - making it 20mm longer and 10mm lower than the current car - and has a wheelbase of 2510mm. The new Yaris is also said to weigh 1010kg in petrol-engined form and 1110kg in hybrid form, making it 30kg and 40kg lighter respectively than before. 

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16 January 2017
A more bland car does not exist

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

16 January 2017
This is clearly just another restyling of the 2012 Yaris. Besides the rear, very little has changed. The interior is EXACTLY the same.

 

 

16 January 2017
I see no stone has been left turned.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

16 January 2017
The rear looks better, the current lights are awkward looking. The new lights remind me of the i30. The interior is still as dreadful as ever. That really needs updating

16 January 2017
It is clearly a refresh of the current Yaris!

16 January 2017
Not that exciting is it? but I'd imagine that excitement is the last thing a potential Yaris buyer would be interested in.

16 January 2017
when the Yaris first came out in the nineties; it was fresh, original and decent to drive. A tallish but stylish little car with a novel central digital instrument display and a light airy interior. Every generation since has become a little less interesting than the one before. Shame.

17 January 2017
Another ugly duckling, in what appears to be another poorly designed front end.

17 January 2017
This car looks hideous, but it's not alone. Its stable mates are even more repulsive, what with the gaping jaws and curves and creases that don't belong anywhere. Harmony is an unknown noun (or goal)for this maker, who should take an attentive long look at Aston Martins. The again I doubt that such an examination would teach them anything. For crying out loud, even Kia and Hyunday are improving their design, why does Toyota persevere in the monstrosity?

27 January 2017
...But I wouldn't stop with Toyota in the condemnation. This ugliness disease is spreading. It especially affects front ends. Even BMW and Mercedes are not immune. If they can't think of something new and beautiful, then just recreate the previous beautiful cars.

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